Twinfinite Writes: Final Fantasy XV has received a wealth of content over the last year, but it's high time Square Enix actually gives us a look at what's next.
I agree. We won't judge the game on them fixing an unfinished game in the end we'll judge on what we were given so honestly they are better off starting fresh, getting it right the first time. Go back to it's traditional roots
I don’t see why they should stop support for FFXV when they can still produce more new games at the same time
Final Fantasy 16, back to more medieval fantasy like Final Fantasy 9
“Noctis is a good character, he just doesn’t have that same gravitas that someone like Cloud, or even Lightning has.” Noctis is a far greater and more likable character than Lightning and even Cloud to an extent. I don’t see why he should be denied being the new face of the franchise like Cloud and Lightning before him. “How many fans are still going to stick around for the content coming to XV, especially if it’s spread out across 2018?” Many in fact. People aren’t just going to all suddenly stop playing a game at the same time. I for example constantly replay titles like FFIV, FFVII, FFIX, FFX-2, FFXII, FFXIII-2, KH1, KH2, & KH:BBS. FFXV will be added to that roster and the fact it’s getting more content just makes revisiting it that much more enticing. Same can be said for various other gamers. “After completing the main story, there’s just not a huge incentive for players to stick around in Eos unless they’re serious, die-hard fans, especially not in the face of other big RPGs nearing release like Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Dragon Quest XI, and Kingdom Hearts III to name a few. This leads us to the big problem facing Final Fantasy right now, where do we go from here?” Players can replay the game on New Game+ or experience various post game content as well as any added features through patches and DLC. You act like people can’t reexperience the game if they enjoyed it. You think everyone just dropped FFVII immediately and never touched it again after beating it? Or any other title in the franchise? New games doesn’t make a previous game suddenly irrelevant. Just look how excited people were to play FFIX & FFXII again when they were rereleased on PS4 this year.
If you constantly replay those games you are very likely a minority. Not to say I haven't replayed them because I have went back to some FFs, RPGs and other games in the past. But to constantly replay them is something very few likely do. Personally I loved XV but I had no intention of purchasing character DLC and continuing to play. Though once I did Platinum XV I definitely wanted more. It was a great game. I have all the time in the world but there's other games to enjoy and keep me busy. However, if there's enough fans/consumers to make the DLC a viable model for Square and it's gamers then by all means. If they're not pulling or holding back developers from other projects such as KH3, a new FF, etc then I don't care. At the end of the day that's all that matters. Whether the resources and developers are on their next projects and whether or not their DLC plans are profitable, that fans are purchasing it so SE sees a return on their investment. Personally I'd like to see what's next but we all know, should know how SE works. Even if they showed us a new FF it would likely end up being 3-5+ years before it was finished and released. I mean look at XV. That initially was Versus XIII back when XIII was announced a decade+ ago. Right now all I care is about is that Kindom Hearts 3 is coming along and will release in '18 and that they are in the development phase for FF XVI.
Minority? You do know that a vast amount of gamers replay games don’t you? Not only that but a vast amount of people rewatch movies/television, reread books/visual novels/comics/manga, & relisten to books right? It isn’t a new or even niche phenomenon for people to reexperience media in various entertainment mediums they find enjoyment in. If you don’t think that then you must be living under a rock or in a bubble. People can replay a game once or twice or even various times. Point is that not every title is a one and done for everybody, and especially not for something like FFXV. I have other games that keep my interest as well. But that doesn’t mean I won’t play my older titles again, especially ones that receive more content like FFXV that makes the notion even more enticing. The dev team working on FFXV’s additional content is a fraction of the team that made the entire game, so no this new content isn’t holding back development on any new games. KH3 & FFVIIR wouldn’t come any sooner if FFXV support was dropped, so why shouldn’t Square Enix continue supporting the game? The can do that while also giving us new titles. It’s not an either or situation
I'm pretty sure they are focusing on KH3 for now
I really liked FFXV and will probably go back to play some of the DLC and maybe even a New Game + eventually, but if this stuff is taking resources away from whatever their next game is, I'd much rather they just drop it immediately. Chances are it's probably not though. They're well aware of their reputation for keeping games in development forever, so I have a hard time believing they'd be that stupid.
I don't mind if they continue with FFXV. I mean, if they can do other things and not only focus on that, what's the problem? Unless they make another game like FFXV, that i didn't like at all. I found it so boring that i can't continue playing it... FF is not my kind of game anymore :( (well, old ones yes, good i got FFXII too and i like it a lot). Different story with KH games, i always enjoy those and really looking forward to play the 3.
Agreed. I did enjoy FF15 for what it was but I would rather they focus on the future. Those resources being out I to 15 could be used to help out development of ff7R or KH3 or make a start on FF16. That's just my preference though, as I said I enjoyed for what it was but not enough to have gone back to play the content that's released since.
FFVIIR is the most important & most anticipated SE game of all time, so first of all they need to do this right & not disappoint the millions of fans out there, other than that FFXVI must follow at some point ofc but let's get serious how many people expect from SE to deliver a quality new FF game after all that we have seen the past 15 years? the majority agree that after FFX SE lost it completely & deliver from mediocre to bad to trash games that have tarnish the franchise as a whole & led to millions of old-school fans to loose their trust on them completely & stop care, I'm one of them also, so for me no new FF can make me hyped in the slightest because I'm certain that is going to be another trash like all those that have been released after FFX, they couldn't change my opinion for the past 15+ years now so I don't see anything changing anytime soon.
Or, and stick with me here, they can do both. FFXV is about to come to PC and it'll sell pretty decently there too, plus people clearly want more XV content.
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